Green Lantern is a deeply problematic comic book adventure, with structural and character development issues that should have felled the film. But like its title character, it overcomes its own weaknesses and embraces its flaws.
Super 8 made me nostalgic for a lot of things this weekend. It made me nostalgic for the days when $50 million was a big budget and when movies had their biggest single night on Saturday of their opening weekend.
About 18 months after Avatar turned everyone into a 3D fanatic, the 'cool' factor is wearing off, as audiences are realizing that most 3D isn't going to blow their minds or take them to another world of immersion.
It's too soon to predict that Bridesmaids will come close to the $175 million total of There's Something About Mary, but it's pretty much guaranteed that the funniest film of 2011 will make it to $100 million.
If those who haven't seen a 3D movie wait a few months their view promises to be greatly improved. That is because a new age of 3D glasses is about to dawn. Long gone are the red and green cellophane lenses in cardboard frames.
I'm mystified by the seemingly constant frenzy online about whether or not the Farrelly brothers' longstanding urge to make a Three Stooges movie will ever get off the ground. It's toxic-remake mania taken to an extreme.